Should You Hold Calpine Corp. (NYSE:CPN)

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Calpine Corp. (NYSE:CPN) closed its last session at $15.09. The stock traded within a range of $15.07 and $15.13. The company operates in the Utilities sector with a market capitalization of 5.43 Million. Trading volume for Calpine Corp. was 8.45 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, Calpine Corp. (NYSE:CPN) has an average volume of 5.46 Million.

Company Profile

CALPINE CORPORATION is helping meet the needs of an economy that demands more and cleaner sources of electricity. Calpine is a major U.S. power company, capable of delivering nearly 24,000 megawatts of clean, cost-effective, reliable and fuel-efficient electricity to customers and communities in 18 states in the U.S. The company owns, leases and operates low-carbon, natural gas-fired and renewable geothermal power plants. Using advanced technologies, Calpine generates electricity in a reliable and environmentally responsible manner for the customers and communities it serves.

Analyst Views

Calpine Corp. (NYSE:CPN) received a Buy rating from 1 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 4 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

Calpine Corp. (NYSE:CPN) touched its 1-Year High price of $15.16 on 01/03/18 and its 1-Year Low price of $ 9.30 on 04/28/17.

EPS & Financials

Calpine Corp. (NYSE:CPN) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.48/Share lagging the analyst estimate of $0.58/Share by a difference of $-0.1. This showed a surprise of -17.2% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 6 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.08/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.35/share and a low EPS of $-0.17/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $937.71 Million for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 1.23 Billion and 579 Million respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BEARISH with LOW volatility. Calpine Corp. (NYSE:CPN) has a 20-Day average volume of 5.78 Million. According to today’s trading volume Calpine Corp. is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BULLISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.2 Percent and Institutional ownership of 93.4 Percent. The return on assets stands at -0.1%, Return on Equity currently is -0.7% and the Return on Investment value is 5%.

Calpine Corp. (NYSE:CPN) gross margin percentage stands at 29.8% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 7.9 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is -0.3 Percent. The stock is currently moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -0.08% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 0.26 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 9.73 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of -0.26 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 7.9%. The return on invested capital is at 5%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 7.05.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 9.73%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of -0.26% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.